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  • Kim Jong-un inspects training of tactical nuke weapon units

    Kim Jong-un inspects training of tactical nuke weapon units

    The KCNA further said Kim made clear that he is not interested in talks with the US and South Korea, vowing to strengthen his regime's nuclear force.

    October 10, 2022
  • N.Korea ruling party plenary discusses rural development

    N.Korea ruling party plenary discusses rural development

    The North's emphasis on rural development comes as the country struggles from crippling sanctions and protracted pandemic-driven border closures.

    December 29, 2021
  • N.Korean outlet calls S.Korean rocket launch ‘failure’

    N.Korean outlet calls S.Korean rocket launch ‘failure’

    It is the first time a North Korean media outlet has run a report on the Nuri rocket launch.

    October 30, 2021
  • Korean Hotline

    Korean Hotline

    Pyongyang has a record of unilaterally suspending the hotline on whim and then reactivating it when it needs to improve relations with its southern neighbour.

    October 5, 2021
  • Refugees must be viewed with empathy

    Refugees must be viewed with empathy

    The real surprise was the prices: astonishingly cheap. I picked several items, feeling somewhat guilty.

    October 2, 2021
  • Pyongyang slams S Korean party for scouting defector for polls

    Pyongyang slams S Korean party for scouting defector for polls

    The outlet said that Ji was a greedy person who would never hesitate to desert his own wife for money, adding that his friends and neighbours have testified about his cruel and violent personality.

    February 13, 2020
  • US slaps sanctions over North Korea overseas workers

    US slaps sanctions over North Korea overseas workers

    US officials in 2017 said that North Korea had some 100,000 overseas workers, bringing in $500 million a year.

    January 15, 2020
  • North Korean prisoners killed for escape attempts: UN report

    North Korean prisoners killed for escape attempts: UN report

    The secretary-general said the U.N. human rights office received and analyzed accounts of North Koreans who had experienced detention, the vast majority of them women who escaped initially to China

    August 3, 2019
  • N Korean soldier defects after crossing demilitarized zone, says South

    N Korean soldier defects after crossing demilitarized zone, says South

    Earlier this week, Pyongyang is under heavy economic sanctions over its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes and carried out its latest launches.

    August 1, 2019
  • Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

    Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’

    As top diplomats from 20 countries met in the Canadian city of Vancouver to discuss the North Korea crisis, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono pushed for continued pressure on Pyongyang, saying that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang’s recent “charm offensive”. The meeting on Korean peninsula security was held on Tuesday and co-hosted by the...

    January 17, 2018
  • Video footage shows N.Korean soldier defecting to South

    Video footage shows N.Korean soldier defecting to South

    The UN Command on Wednesday published several videos showing the escape of a North Korean defector who was shot at by his fellow soldiers while crossing the border to the South on November 13. The footage captured by security cameras from the southern side of the border shows the moment the defector arrived in an...

    November 22, 2017
  • US Congress approves bill on information freedom in N Korea

    US Congress approves bill on information freedom in N Korea

    The US House of Representatives has approved the reauthorisation of the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, with special emphasis on freedom of information in the country. The bill was approved with 415 votes in favour and none against on Monday night, reports Efe news. “Today, harnessing the power of information and public expectations...

    September 26, 2017
  • Kim calls Trump ‘deranged’ as Pyongyang hints at Hydrogen bomb

    Kim calls Trump ‘deranged’ as Pyongyang hints at Hydrogen bomb

    Responding directly for the first time to US President Donald Trumps threat at the UN to destroy nuclear-armed North Korea, its leader Kim Jong-un called Trump a “mentally deranged US dotard” as the regime’s Foreign Minister hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. In a rare statement, Kim Jong-un said that...

    September 22, 2017
  • Japan prepared to face North Korean Hydrogen bomb threat

    Japan prepared to face North Korean Hydrogen bomb threat

    The Japanese government on Friday said that it was prepared to face North Korea’s threat to launch a hydrogen bomb into the Pacific Ocean. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that the Japanese authorities were monitoring the situation closely, and described the North Korean regime’s threat as unacceptable, reports Efe news. “Japan...

    September 22, 2017
  • Kim Jong-un calls latest nuclear-test ‘great victory’

    Kim Jong-un calls latest nuclear-test ‘great victory’

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called the country’s sixth nuclear test a “great victory” and applauded the work of officials and experts in charge of the launch, state-media reported on Sunday. During a celebration held in Pyongyang on Saturday honouring the success which also coincided with the 69th anniversary of the founding of North Korea,...

    September 10, 2017
  • Donald Trump meeting with North Korean leader comes with conditions: White House

    Donald Trump meeting with North Korean leader comes with conditions: White House

    US President Donald Trump is willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un “under the right circumstances”, the White House has said asserting that Pyongyang needs to meet a lot of conditions for such a meeting between the two leaders to take place. “There's a lot of things that go along with that, and that's...

    May 2, 2017